Hobart Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
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  1. Great career choice! Been here 10 years, working my way up.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Hobart full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Advancement opportunities. Loyal employees. You are treated like a true professional. The technology in the field now is awesome, new laptops and smart phones.

    Cons

    Some of the offices need updating. We need better support on certain competitive equipment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. Unwelcoming to outsiders.

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    Current Employee - Development Professional in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Development Professional in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Hobart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9-5 job with 9-5 mentality. Office is a ghost town by 5:30pm. Hobart is the market leader but quickly losing share. Complacency is acceptable. Sometimes they even sell ground beef from the test labs in 5 lb. blocks.

    Cons

    There are many future pensioners that are extremely protectionist. New thinking is discouraged. Idealists, social entreprise leaders and recent graduates do NOT FIT in here. Hobart is weak in the global marketplace and has failed to adapt product line to emerging markets. They have been banking on their market leadership to take them through the next decade. Troy is not a place to attract an educated talent pool interested in diving into international competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity - you need this but it should be INCLUSION. Your managers are a homogeneous group and that is a weakness.

    Sustainability - This should not be on the website. Start by recycling paper in your offices. There is an index that tracks this for Dow stocks and you will not be able keep up.

    Website & Social media - Outdated and missing a lot of relevant information.

    Release more than 1 product in 5 years in every group or you will get crushed. End of life on legacy equipment-- its called planned obsolescence and it works. Cease supporting 20 year old products on the secondary market its a lost cause.

    Get a real orientation program and have it organized day one. Move out of Troy, OH it is not attractive to millennials. Don't have remote leadership.

    Learn to tap local universities for interns to handle cyclical workload increases. Train your managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall a solid company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, OH

    I have been working at Hobart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with. Generally a good work environment. Very flexible as far as vacation (though limited amounts each year) and personal time. Balanced work/life. Benefits package and wellness incentives get better each year. Safety is a common goal. Amazing name recognition in the industry. Consistent year over year growth. Overall a solid company.

    Cons

    Dated work location in Troy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Old Company Set In Its Ways

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hobart full-time

    Pros

    Great people, stability, good equipment, decent work hours

    Cons

    Poor communication across business units, not much upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Look elsewhere for personal satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hobart full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's better than no job at all but it's sure not the place it used to be. Sign of the times I guess.

    Cons

    Under staffed. Senior management is inexperienced and rules through tyranny and fear. Unprofessional atmosphere. No chance for promotion. Stifling, depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organize. Shake it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Engineering has gone stale

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer II in Troy, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer II in Troy, OH

    I worked at Hobart

    Pros

    A wide opportunity to develop and produce innovative products

    Cons

    The parent company ITW is cost cutting and reducing the opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the Engineering Director. Hire new software engineers.

    Recommends
  8. Dream Job

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Hobart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great enviorment, premium product, great work/life balance, salary is on par for industry

    Cons

    In competition with other ITW companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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